Lectures and Events
The Religion Department offers lectures and other events.
A discussion with Judith Weisenfeld, Princeton University and Ira Helderman, Vanderbilt University. Moderated by Christopher White, Professor and Chair of Religion at Vassar.
Previous Lecture Archive
“Who’s Got Next? A Black Hoops Liberating Spirituality
The Present Life of Blasphemy: Kanye West in American Popular Culture
Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer
Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States
Religious Dimensions of the Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis.
Framing Islam: “Violent Extremism” and the Rise of Securofeminism
Between Blessings & Light Beams: Surfing the Sacred/Secular Divide in Black Popular Music
Discipline, freedom, and the formation of the modern subject
The Arts of Freedom: Protecting the Mind in an Age of Mass Media
The Mythology of Women and their Jewelry
Arab Labor: An Evening with Sayed Kashua
From Black Muslim to Salaf : The Evolution of Islam in an American Prison
Stacey Floyd-Thomas ’91
The Color Line and the Culture Wars: Religion, Education and Sub-rosa Morality in the Age of Obama
Martin Buber’s Two Zionisms and the Question of Palestine
Talal Asad, Ph.D.
Thinking About the Secular Body, Pain, and Liberal Politics
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
“Pragmatism and the Challenges of Post-Soul Politics”
Lama Surya Das
Buddhism in America
“Blood Money: Elementary Forms of the Political Economy of the Sacred”